In the vast majority of DUI related crashes, there is alcohol or illegal drug usage involved, but Clarksville Police want inform the public that this is not always the case.
Clarksville Police recently had a DUI case in which the driver appeared to be a very conscientious, but the prescription medication affected their ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Police are urging residents to pay close attention to the labels on prescription medications which advise using care or not to operate motor vehicles when taking certain medications.
On Thursday morning, officers responded to a rear-end collision in which the driver, who had just left a doctor’s office and was on several prescribed medications, was charged with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, and following too closely.
Police say preliminary investigation indicates that 36-year old Michael Dahlke was in his vehicle and was stopped at a red light in the left, westbound lane on Madison Street at Liberty Parkway and when the light turned green and he began moving forward when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a SUV driven by 34-year old Kellie Cottotorres of Oak Grove.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that Cottotorres had side-swiped a utility pole prior to the rear-end collision.
Cottotorres was subsequently charged with DUI, reckless endangerment and following too closely.
A Central City man is behind bars following a brief vehicle and foot pursuit in the Bremen area with Kentucky State Police.
State Police say on Thursday, around 2:33 p.m. a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle
on Gishton Road for various traffic offenses.
The trooper reported that the driver of the vehicle failed to yield, fled northbound onto KY 81, made a sudden turn onto Billy Drake Road and onto Brittany Lane where the driver drove through a yard and abandoned the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.
After a brief foot pursuit, the driver was apprehended and was identified as 30-year old Michael D. Robinson of Central City.
Robinson is charged with speeding 26 miles over the speed limit, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign, fleeing and evading police, resisting arrest, DUI, wanton endangerment among other charges.
Robinson remains lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell took to the senate floor today to honor Kentucky Veterans who have served our country with honor and distinction.
Senator McConnell was quoted as saying in Kentucky, we have a proud and honorable military history, as home to both Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, with thousands of soldiers and their families.
McConnell added we should express our thanks and our gratitude to those who are still with us and we must honor in our memories those who did not return home.
About 335,000 veterans reside in the Commonwealth.
One person was killed in a fatal motorcycle wreck in Trigg County this morning.
Few details are known, but the incident happened on Wallonia Road in Trigg County around 11:30. We’ll have more information on the incident as it becomes available.
The annual Hopkinsville Veterans Honor Parade is set for tomorrow morning downtown along the usual route.
Mayor Dan Kemp says the parade will begin at 10am at the War Memorial Building and will conclude at the Christian County Justice Center with a brief ceremony.
The mayor says the parade and ceremonies reinforce the community’s support of veterans and appreciation for their sacrifices.
VFW Post 1913 will be holding a separate ceremony following the parade at the post next to Kroger. World War II veteran Ernest Goode will be the featured speaker at that event. Mr. Goode flew over 30 missions over Germany during the second world war.